Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District


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The Mission of the Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is to promote more sustainable resources utilization and protection of natural resources in the County. The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) assists farmers, communities, watershed planners and landowners in developing and implementing conservation and resource management systems and practices including tree sales. The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) also serves as a source for conservation and resource information and provides environmental education for county residents.


The SWCD Board Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month beginning at 8:00am.  Meetings are held at 2122 Campus Dr. SE, in Conference Room A.  If these dates and times change you will be notified here.

The SWCD Board Meeting for October 26, 2017 will be held at 7:00 AM


2018 Tree Order Form (242 KB)

Tree and Shrub Descriptions (632 KB)

MN CREP Program Sign Up (212 KB)

Year in Review 2016 Fact Sheet (160 KB)

MN Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (792 KB)

2016 Outstanding Conservationist (512 KB)

Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan (128 KB)

Educational Programs (20 KB)

Fugles Mill Plant Materials Site (108 KB)

Olmsted County Soil Health Farm Field Day (1.04 KB)

Geographic Information Systems (676 KB)

Precipitation Monitoring Program (12 KB)

RIM and WHIP Programs (28 KB)

Root River 1W1P (152 KB)

State Cost Share Program (164 KB)

Wetland_Conservation_Act (20 KB)


Entrance to Public Works 2122 

Olmsted SWCD is located at:

2122 Campus Drive SE

Suite 200

Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507 328-7070